Author: Jesse Baroka

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LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer is not happy with Fiscal Year 2020 department budgets, she’s seen so far… The Governor is likely to use line-item vetoes on several portions of the budget, as the Republican majority in both chambers had no direct input from the governor after she ended their negotiations. Lawmakers note there are […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A second Republican has announced he’s running for a northern Wisconsin congressional seat to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy. Army veteran Jason Church announced his candidacy Tuesday, a day after Duffy resigned his seat. Church joins fellow Republican state Sen. Tom Tiffany as the only announced candidate in the race. Numerous […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he will push the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass gun control measures and legalizes medical marijuana during its fall session. Evers spoke Tuesday at an event organized by Evers and Democrats have introduced a bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases and a “red flag” […]

MARENSICO – Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) and Rep. Greg Markkanen (R-Hancock) are expressing their disappointment in recent action by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) to remove the sewer system from the site of the former Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. The lawmakers and local community leaders believe removal of the sewer system will make […]

IRONWOOD – Filling up the gas tank locally and around Michigan is costing a lot more than a week ago. Triple-A Michigan says the statewide average price for regular unleaded surged by 17-cents a gallon over the past week to two-dollars-74-cents. The jump in global oil prices from attacks on facilities in Saudi Arabia is […]

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September 23, 2019

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Isle Royale fall wolf translocation project concluded on September 13 after successfully moving three wolves from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the park.  The new wolves, two males and one female, bolstered the total island wolf population to 17, which now includes nine males and eight females.  A fourth wolf was moved […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three legislators have introduced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin.  Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin along with Rep. Chris Taylor introduced the bill Friday. Erpenbach and Taylor are Democrats. Testin is a Republican.  The bill would require patients to get a doctor’s recommendation. State health officials would […]

HURLEY – The public defender representing a Kimball man accused of bombing an asphalt plant has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against his client, arguing too much time has passed since the explosions to allow for a fair trial.  In a motion filed at the end of August, 39-year-old Matthew Gollubske’s attorney, William […]

We now know more about how a local teen wanted on a felony warrant was taken into custody over the weekend 18 YO, Haze Reese, turned himself in to local law enforcement and the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department took him into custody. Reese had been wanted on charges of breaking and entering a building and […]

IRONWOOD – High water levels on Lake Superior for the month of August 2019 have tied the record with that of 1952, according to Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of Watershed Hydrology, Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The Detroit District monitors the Great Lakes water levels and makes the information available as a […]

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